Lay off Boris Johnson -- and Us, for That Matter


The fact is that the British, and for that matter, the Yanks, have been expressing themselves freely for years, and no evil has come of it. Now impediments such as the Conservative Party code have crept into the public discourse, and unless we put an end to it the impediments will get worse. I say let free expression flower. If someone goes too far, let the majority castigate him, rebuke him, call him a monkey or no longer buy the Daily Telegraph. In fact, let the majority call him a bigot. But no majority should ever limit speech. That is real bigotry.